If I had a penny for every time I’ve seen a tweet or blog post dissing the old bucket list, I would be living in Claridge’s Hotel permanently due to the proceeds. There is nothing wrong with a bucket list, let’s just stop with the travel snobbery folks!
^^Am petrified of heights but love hot air ballooning…ticked off Goreme and the Serengeti! It’s worth every penny in both destinations.
Call it what you want, a wish list, a to do list, a life dreams list, your goals…but at the end of the day it’s really a bucket list – no matter what fancy words you use, it’s a list of things you want to do, see, experience or feel before you kick the ol’ bucket. I have no problem with this term…we are all going to kick the bucket one day!
This year has taught me a valuable lesson again, you really don’t know when your time is up. Remember Morgan Freeman and his bucket list, he had months to tick off things on that list. Guess what, some people don’t have that chance. Yes it’s totally possible to find out you have only days to live when you get diagnosed with cancer hence having no time to tick things off.
^^I love this scene in The Bucket List movie!
Don’t let travel snobbery stop you writing a bucket list of places or things you want to do. I’ve started writing mine, suffered a bit with writers block then dory brain happened but every now and then I remember somewhere I want to visit or something that I really really really want to do and add it to my bucket list blog page. A bucket list doesn’t have to be travel related either, it can be silly, fun things – I’ve got milk braids aka Heidi braids on mine!
^^Visiting the Christmas Markets…ticked off my bucket list but have returned many times as I adore them!
Travel Bloggers: visit places you want to visit, don’t always accept that press trip or free holiday or visit a place that is blog worthy and doesn’t really interest you. Travel where you want to visit….I’m more likely to read a travel blog where I know the person is living out their dream holiday rather than a press trip…I get so much enjoyment out of reading smaller blogs these days as you experience the excitement in every post rather than a blog that feels slightly corporate.
^^Meeting my Croatian family…meaningful travel…sorry about the blurry pic!
Write down things that interest you! There’s no point going somewhere just because it’s become seriously cool or on some buzzfeed style article…you know the one, the 10 countries you must visit before you turn 30….apparently you can’t visit these countries after you turn 30…but as I said in this post, you bloody well can…age shouldn’t stop you for exploring…you can visit anywhere you want at any age.
^^I didn’t eat tomatoes for quite some time after La Tomatina
Don’t be afraid to write a bucket list and think that others are judging you for writing that list! Who cares what these travel snobs think! There is nothing wrong if you don’t tick off everything on your bucket list but you will definitely have fun trying.
^^Travelled through Africa for 7 weeks and ticked off going on safari…and getting my feet bitten by a cheetah
It’s okay only to tick off one item each year when you can afford it…bloody hell…I work my arse off to pay my bills and to save money to go away on holiday when time allows. I saw an article recently saying that they hate bucket lists and they just go out and do it without waiting…well that’s great but in the real world guess what…people have jobs, limited amounts of holiday entitlement and they have to save up. FACT! Do what you can afford as money doesn’t grow on trees.
^^Libya was on my bucket list…I consider myself extremely lucky to have visited this beautiful country…we had a giggle only last night about me almost getting my bare bottom bitten by puppies!
You don’t have to wait until you’re really really old or have a terminal disease to tick off your bucket list either…you can tick it off whenever you fancy…it’s your life! Do it when you’re ready!
^^Adore Jane Austen so am slowly ticking things off my Jane Austen bucket list…I have a main bucket list then another one or a million on the side!
Don’t judge people whom don’t have travel on their bucket list…some folks are more than happy to create a beautiful home for themselves and their families and that’s just as worthwhile as visiting Paris.
^^Eating a danish in Denmark in my gluten eating monster days!
You only have one life, so be happy in the way you live it and live it for yourself!
^^Ticking off two things from my bucket list..riding a camel and visiting the pyramids!
So here is a link to my bucket list page and my completed bucket list page. Feel free to leave your bucket list in my comments box below as I would love to see what you’ve got on your list…it doesn’t have to be travel related! It’s rather interesting to see what is on your own list when you start writing one.